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marriage legal. we all know how the justices feel about corporations. joining me now in the san francisco war room is jim lazarus, the southbound of the public policy, a business organization which has been ahead of the curve when it comes to supporting guy marriage. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> michael: it's our pleasure. this is a very important story that i'm glad we're covering. 200 counties have signed legal briefs to turn over prop 8 and the defense i have marriage act which both ban gay marriage. your organization was among them. why is this issue so important in the corporate world? >> diversity of your workforce. especially in san francisco but you're seeing it in california and all around the country. when you have 10% to 20% of your workforce that is identified as gay or lesbian, it's a big part of your ability to attract and retain. we brought this at the request of the local community to our chamber really in the early california lawsuit six years ago and the chamber weighed in unanimously to join the briefs because the business community small and large felt they
court. we'll be checking in with san francisco city attorney dennis herrera. he has been -- >> on the forefront. >> stephanie: in the trenches the whole time on this marriage equality issue. big show. big show today! by the way speaking of big shows, sexy liberal chicago looking at my flights -- booking my flight yesterday. on its way to sellout. hal sparks, john fuglesang and i at the chicago theatre april 13. oh and rocky mountain mike reminds us what airline i will be flying because if you tuned in my flight back from tucson tucson -- >> horny middle-aged woman. [ laughter ] >> how is that working out? >> stephanie: this is my experience lately. straight men and women when you tell them you're gay they take that as a challenge -- >> to move in on your mouth. >> stephanie: to ask -- she leaned in on the flight and said may i kiss you? like she was offering a mint. i was like no. no, no no. thank you. no, thank you. i was a very pommite chipmunk -- i was a very polite chipmunk. would you like my peanuts? >> no. >> did she take no as an answer the first time? >> stephanie
party would say he is extremely moderate. >> michael: well, we are coming from san francisco. >> oh, yes. we'll reevaluate that. >> michael: the governor said quote . . . do you think it's in your state's best interest to spend money defending these bills? >> no, i really don't, and i think that's one of the biggest concerns and in my opinion was one of the reasons why there would have been room for veto. we're very fortunate with the oil we have here, and we do have dollars. but we should be funding our education structure, and the needs that we have due to the oil boom. and i would love to see us put money into child care so we have that quality there, mutt better than putting it into a lawsuit, which we figure is going to be in the millions. are at least three bills that the attorney general will have to defend. >> michael: you have served in the house for 17 years. why is this happening in north dakota now? >> i think we're a very conservative state. and a low-population state. i have 13,000 constituents. it's a little easier here and i think that's part of t
to discuss perez, and the rnc's response is "san francisco chronicle" political reporter joe garofoli. welcome back inside "the war room." >> good to be here. >> michael: after everything we have learned isn't this the long way to go? >> this is the worst timing for republicans to have this guy come out. his parents are from the dominican republic, he is that self made guy that republicans love, and they are going to line up to just spike him. >> michael: they are being lead by david vitter who himself does not have that clean of a slate. >> no. they will throw some stuff at him, but ultimately he will get through. he has been vetted nationally before, but they will throw some blows at him. the thing to watch for is how mean are they going to get? as a count think supervisor perez supported driver licenses for undocumented workers. we'll hear about that. >> michael: at a certain point it just becomes annoying to listen to them do all of this stuff, too. in the autopsy report we heard that they want to embrace some sort of immigration reform. i'm going to play you
at a time quality of the food? nicholas calling from san francisco with a comment. hi, nicholas. >> hey h bill and congressman, i have to disagree with you. i think the catholic church in california and the mormon church here in california, for lack of a better word, had been enemies of gay freedom. i am stopped from getting married here in san francisco because these bigots these closeted gays and people who have protected pedophiles tell me i am the worst thing that's happened to marriage or civilization. so i think these people need to be called on the mat. and they need to be outted as bigots bigots, anti-gay and whatever they do in their synagogues and mosques and churches, fine, but stay out of my bedroom. >> bill: i think the point the congressman made is that there are some catholics and mormons who don't disagree with the leadership of the church. we made the point, you can't deny the leadership of the church put their money in support of this intissuetive regret fully? >> many leaders of the church did do that. i work with many people in the fa
senator feinstein. if you remember, she became mayor of san francisco in a very, very tragic way. she became mayor of san francisco when she is sitting in here? and she hears gunfire and she walks down the hall, and i by the way, i work would right in that veryo office where she was sitting as an administrative assistant to a san francisco supervisor. she is the supervisor chairman of the board of supervisors at the time. and she hear gunfire. she walks down the hall and finds harvey milk in his office on the ground, on the floor, dan white who had shot and killed him had fled. and she literally puts her hand on harvey's pulse, you know. blood-soak would hand puts it there, on his wrist trying to find a pulse and on his temple trying to find a pulse, harvey milke shot and there is george mascone, the mayor shot and killed by dan white. and she is trying to see if she can find any sign of life in george masconi. >> that's how she becomes mayor of san francisco. this will woman doesn't need any preaching, any texan preaching to her about guns. she has bee
's caucus as a former district attorney of san francisco she has always prosecuted sexual assault cases. christine thanks for being here. you tweeted about this, you said that chuck hagel has to fix this, right? what specifically should he do? >> first the air force should be ka mended for having a women leader. when chuck hagel was nominated, senator boxer, and senator [ inaudible ] sent him a very clear message, we want to know what you are going to do to help stop military sexual assault and rape, and chuck hagel said he was going to solve the problem. now over to you, secretary hagel, solve the problem. do a review. reinstate the conviction and take a very careful look at why it was that the general acted the way that the general acted. and put steps in place so one person can't throw out a jury. >> michael: and is that typical of military justice as we know it? the generals can just go ahead and do that? >> he could revisit that. in the interest of justice the secretary can go ahead and overrule the ruling of the person underneath him, but in the interest of broa
in the downtown cities of atlanta and san francisco than the surrounding areas. >> michael: and not only is it where people live you also point out that the jobs affected by climate change like in agriculture impact hispanics and african-americans. >> yeah, any marginalized population is going to feel the effect of climate change irrespective of color, but here in georgia we have seen quite a bit of drought. here in georgia many african-americans particularly in more rural counties work in the agricultural industry farming, and these industries are vulnerable to drought and increased frequency and intensity of drought which many studies suggest will occur as our clie climate changes. >> michael: i think every american, you know, goes to hurricane and thinks about that how it disproportionately affected african-americans in hurricane katrina. one factor was they were living in low-lying areas in new orleans. but this is more about the long-term effect of this. >> exactly. hurricane katrina puts a face on what this particular study talk about, but when we think abo
: welcome to "the young turks." we have a fantastic show planned for you from san francisco. mitt romney had finally speaks. he goes on television, and like jimmy cracking corn, i don't care. i look at what is going on now and it kills me not to be there. not to be in the white house doing what needs to be done. >> michael: are they going to stop nark, nark on heaven's door. >> obama: it doesn't make sense to focus on recreational drug use. >> michael: and then it franken fish. they're making a jurassic fish, an enormous fish. a fish that could literally eat pittsburgh. >> shades of jurassic park, this is a real life fresh water farm altering the genes not of dinosaurs, but instead growing a dna-altered saltwater fish. >> michael: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the young turks," it's monday, and it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: you know watching this weekend. it's incredible, just as if mitt romney just doesn't get it. it's been months and moss, and he has had so much time to think about it, and so many months to be graceful, which he has not been at all. this is mitt romney talking
. a catholic priest of 34 years and he joins us from san francisco. thank you for being on "the young turks"." >> hello michael i've been laughing, listening to your wind up here to the conclave, batman and all that. >> michael: good, i'm glad. it worked. how about that. matthew, let's talk about the serious side of what's going to happen tomorrow just for a moment. there is a lot that goes into the selection of the pope mechanically, but what can the church do with their choice that would change the way they're perceived around the world now? >> well, i have two suggestions. one is to elect the dalai lama the new pope. that would clean things up overnight. it would change all the power struggles, and he wouldn't even have to show up very much, maybe three or four times a year give a talk from the balcony and then the whole thing can become the museum that it is. sell extra paintings and give money to the poor. who is looking to the van vatican today for spiritual or moral leadership? no one. that's my first choice. the second choice would be the sister from eerie pennsylvania, who is in th
for covering this from the vatican. we appreciate it. let's go to matthew fox from san francisco, founder of friends grace and spiritual. he is author of a book "the pope's war." matthew, i know you're going to dive a little deeper here, so what is your first read on pope francis? >> i think the positive side, you mentioned many things, third world pope. he lived a very simple life. he turned down a palace and lives in a simple apartment. he takes the bus to work and cooks his own meals. he's not particularly ambitious. he didn't climb the ladder like benedict xvi. that's a plus. he took the name francis, which is presumably about rebuilding the church because that was francis' dream. and i wish him well. also he's been a good pastoral man, visiting a.i.d.s. patients and things like that. that's the bright side. the shadow side or the red flags that come up are that he was a member of communion liberation. i write about this group in my book "the pope's war." they're the italian version of opus dei. maybe as a pope he'll open things up, but they are all about obedience and nothing more. i
to "the young turks." we are coming to you from san francisco today and we have the president in israel. is it bb or bea arthur. ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ travel down the road ♪ and back again ♪ your heart is true ♪ >> michael: then there is a hunger strike at guantanamo. no one wants a guantanamo meal it turns out. >> attorneys say that if this strike enters it's 45th day that participates can experience hearing loss and potential blindness. >> michael: and now the marijuana and the pot pros take over in washington state. or washington-altered state. >> what is happening in colorado and washington is truly unprecedented. no country in the world has removed prohibition on commercial production distribution of medical marijuana. >> michael: and one of those marijuana mavens will be joining us on the show tonight. but for tonight, it's gitmo time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: before we go to gitmo we follow the president. the president is in israel for the first foreign visit in his second term. a visit he has been seemingly avoided. republicans criticized him that he ne
legalization? >> here in california, you have the representative of san francisco who is an advocate. even he says that here in california, the majority of his fellow lawmakers are afraid of their own shadow with regards to changing marijuana law. try to imagine this situation playing out in any deeply red state, and you can just imagine. michael: what's compelling too is this whole idea of taxing. they're going to tax so heavily this marv marijuana, how soon until the people go back to the black market? >> marijuana is widely available in this country. tenth graders report easy access to it. the most common price paid is zero, it's gifted to them by friends. any type of taxation above and beyond the actual cost to produce is going to run into the reality on the street where pot's available for cheap. >> i love when 10th graders are the demographic. we polled 10th graders. >> everyone talks about keeping this drug away from kids and that's why they're against all these changes to laws. it's important to remember for decades, the drug's been widely available. >> the blog is called smell the tr
's office in alameda county locally here around san francisco. >> michael: yes. >> on their legislation. some of the people that we're working with, some of the people in the coalition would like to see an all-out ban. but in most places it's a warrant, and guidance on how it can be useddism i'm thinking about those drones, and christopher dorner in southern california who went on a killing rampage and then was hold up in a house at big bear. people were speculating whether drones would be an appropriate tool to use there. >> in a case like chris dorner. this is a case that it would have been very easy to get a warrant. you wake a judge up, and you do that. >> michael: right. >> the kinds of laws that we're seeing especially some of the better laws that we're seeing, massachusetts has a pretty good proposal, and rhode island has a pretty good proposal, they would restrict what the--what sort of footage they are allowed to use and how they're allowed to use it but it would not restrict the drone all together. so for locating chris dorner in a remote location, drones may not be the most e
is the company behind xl. joining me now from san francisco, is daniel souweine, campaign manager for forecast the facts, and organizations fighting against climate change denial denial. daniel, welcome into "the war room." >> thanks for having me michael. >> michael: so is the source of this report problematic in anyway? >> definitely. this was written by a company, environmental resource management which works for and it is paid for by trans-canada, which is the company that wants to build the keystone pipeline. so this is a company that has a financial interest in seeing the pipeline built, so it's not really surprietsing then that they have essentially come to the conclusion that the project should get a green light. >> michael: right. it's like republican internal polls that showed romney winning. how common is this practice now? >> it's actually all together too common. it's not that this happens on every single project, but it's certainly a standard procedure to have this kind of report be written by the companies seeking to either build pipe lines or other proj
demonstrations in 29 u.s. states. in san francisco, a small crowd rallied to support a ban on assault weapon sales and in indianapolis protestors stood outside the state house and demanded tougher gun laws be passed. mayors against illegal guns released a new ad with sandy hook victims' families calling for sensible and popular gun control. >> i want to prevent any other family from having to go through what we're going through. >> i owe it to my son, jesse, to speak out for changes to be made. >> it's not taking guns away from people. it's making it a safer place for everybody. >> john: try telling that to congress. you see, in the senate, iowa republican chuck grassley says he will introduce his own gun control bill that excludes universal background checks for gun buyers which 90% of americans support. and senators marco rubio and mike lee said today they would join fellow republicans rand paul and ted cruz in blocking majority leader harry reid from bringing his gun control bill to the floor. they don't even want it to come to a vote. meanwhile, investigators have released a list of the
remember that. i remember hearing about it on the radio -- >> were you in san francisco? >> no, but i could listen to kcbs from l.a. >> okay. >> stephanie: a lot of old timemy radio stories. i used to be on the big 50,000 watt power blaster back there. >> i remember when mr. marconey gave me a ride in his model t. >> when i lived in phoenix that's how i used to listen to you. >> you could hear koa denver from almost anywhere. >> stephanie: we had callers from iowa. >> really? that must be some skip. back to dianne feinstein. >> stephanie: right, what was i saying? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i'm not sure if it's drinking or early on set, but whatever. i frequently don't know where i am. >> early onset admiral stockdale is what you have got. >> stephanie: i sometimes pause and i don't recognize you two. oh! okay. okay. anyway, yeah, he just -- so he was just being a douche, basically. >> he was. >> stephanie: she was talking about -- they are obviously debating reinstating the assault ban weapons. >> i'm not a sixth grader. i walked in. i saw people shot. i have looked
is 100% renewable energy it will be by next year. there is a program in san francisco that will take san francisco to 100% renewable energy too. same thing in chicago you are seeing incredible efforts to prepare and invest. >> bill: great work. saturday night tomorrow night, 8:30. it's not complicated just turn off the lights for an hour. thanks so much for coming in. >> thank you for having me. >> bill: we'll keep in touch with you about it. >> thanks. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. date, staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's lobsterfest our largest selection of lobster entrees like lobster lover's dream or new grilled lobster and lobster tacos. come in now and sea food differently. visit redlobster.com now for an excl
talk radio station and on current tv and cindy a weather man out in san francisco -- i'm sorry in la, henry decarlo, concerned the hard way you got to be careful, you want to be like willard and give shoutouts to everybody on their birthday -- >> oh no. >> what could possibly go wrong. >> bill: so here he is unknowingly just falling right into the trap. >> oh, dear. >> any way, christy and jill 9th anniversary, and hugh genius. >> i'm sorry. >> i totally fell for it, didn't i? [ laughter ] >> hugh jaynus. and he was unsuspecting. fortunately [ inaudible ] picked it right up. >> yeah. >> we'll have to see what our new man, pat mccrotch has to say about this. >> bill: yes indeed. we're joined by kate colaruli from the see area club talk about keystone pipeline, but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> overhead lines making news conan o'brien is stepping in to help with al franken's reelection. al is having a lunch on with conan at his house for raffle tickets. the new pope delivered off the cuff remarks, and spoke entirely in italian, offering s
california or the san francisco chronicle. they are not the papers they once were. >> there is a dangerous line of blurring between news as a public service and us in as a business. and they found a way in the business world to turn it into a very profitable business which means less jobs -- >> bill: yeah and they are not delivering the news. all right. dan thank you. yes, indeed you thought he was going to go away? oh, no, no no no. michael bloomberg had a great big loss about ten days ago remember when a judge in new york the day before his big gulp ban that you couldn't buy a soft drink, sugared soft drink over -- bigger than 16 ounces in new york at least not in restaurants, but you could in convenience stores but you couldn't at the shopping cart -- not shopping carts but the truck -- food trucks on the street. at any rate the ban the day it was supposed to go into effect a judge in new york shot it down said it was arbitrary and capricious and unenforceable. so you would think that mayor bloomberg might go focus on pop holes or something. no, no, no. he was ba
was doing a show in san francisco this weekend, she went on an anti gay diatribe saying the world will end if gays can get married. >> she is taking a page out of the republican play book. >> hal: yeah, and after the election when mccain said you people are to -- yeah. but in following that story, i mean i found -- probably the most important news story of the year, uk salon owner accused of only hiring fat gay hair stylists. a british hair stylist has filed a discrimination suit claiming he was a sexist because he doesn't want to hire women because they get pregnant. who doesn't have hair stylist fantasy, because they are leaning in -- i have been caught staring a couple of times -- and i have a very pretty hair stylist. >> yeah, i like my hair stylists but don't have a desire to engage with either of them. >> yeah, her name is dossy and she is terrific she is leaning forward, and you are like, i think your boob is on my forearm. [ laughter ] >> hal: i think it's actually right on my forearm. >> a lot of men i know go to hairdressers that happen to be very attractiv
in san francisco. how are you? caller: good how's it going? i just wanted to congratulate you yet. i don't normally listen to this show, i don't get it live, and i'm a libertarian but when you were talking about how they were handling the rape case, i wanted to applaud you for calling out the candy crowley. if we have more people calling out inappropriate behavior regardless of their political leaning, i think that's how we can bring the gap. for instance, it was stupid of whatever those politicians were that said oh, a woman's body shuts down during rape, that guy you should be out of there. i don't care if he's a republican or what, he should be completely out of there. hal: i totally agree with you and i think regardless of party if somebody said that should lose their seat. the interesting thing is you would be very wont to find a democratic who would say that or a genuine libertarian who would say that. everyone knows i toured with doug stanholt. he ran as a libertarian in 2008. he's a terrific guy probably the last person you would want in the white house because he makes his livin
about san francisco, but not okay to talk bad about israel. the people in the south that used to spray paint swastikas, and deface jewish synagogues now they are the biggest friends of israel. the jews are not our enemy anymore, the arabs are. i just find this fascinating. now they love the jews. these evil evangelical hypocrites are something else. >> hal: that is an excellent point. i think there are plenty of people out there who still hate the jews, but there are certainly a group of evangelicals who are siding with israel not because of israelis or jews but because they think that's the sight of christ's return. >> that's right. this isn't a turn around this wasn't oh, we were mistaken all of those times when we were burning crosses, or sainting swastikas, this is that the biblical prophecy that there has to be a state of israel in order for jesus to return. and the irony is of course when jesus comes back jews go to hell. >> hal: i don't think that is lost on them. that is an inconvenient truth for a lot of people dealing with evangelicals. >> but let's see i
. that cousin is a lesbian living in san francisco who wants to get married. she and her partner grace, have been together four years. chief justice roberts knows she's gay and she's hoping to introduce him to grace. the two will be in court on wednesday to hear the arguments challenging doma. the chief justice is a good, smart man and she believes he will make the right decision to help legalize same-sex marriage. >> senator clair mcmccaskill uses her tumbler page, the missouri democrat has come to the conclusion the government should not have a right to limit marriage between two people who love each other. she writes good people disagree with me on the other hand, my children have a hard time understanding why this is controversial. i think history will agree with my children. when president obama announced his support for gay marriage last year, mccaskill's spokesman said the senator believed the state should take the lead on marriage equality. she explains her views have evolved. >> in case you didn't have a reason to dislike nra leadership newtown connecticut residents are getting robo
750,000 -- almost a million people at the polo field in san francisco, and there i am seeing and inviting people to get up and speak, and that was one of the most -- so there was a lot of activity in my family doing political things. >> stephanie: you had a -- there's a story in the book, a surprise early morning visit from the mccarthy era fbi. what was that about? >> there was at one point a very sad time in history when there was a guy named mccarthy -- it all started -- not it all started -- but there was a -- a -- grocery man in up state new york who decided that he was going to root out all of the reds in the world. so anybody who was in any kind of liberal cause, he would target them as a red. and red-baiting became a very famous -- mccarthy asking people what their political preference are, which you are not allowed to do, and of course a lot of these wonderful great writers, you know, took the fifth and went to jail for it. >> stephanie: yeah. >> so there was that kind -- >> stephanie: but they actually came to your house? >> yes. and it was 1
. >> stephanie: mel gibson is not going to be there. >> as far as you know. >> stephanie: huh oh. linda in san francisco. you are on "stephanie miller show." >> caller: yes, i would like to comment on the fight going on in washington over same-sex marriage, and my solution to this problem is they could call at it parage instead of a marriage, with all of the same rules and benefits and after all they are a pair. they are not two different, they are not merging something. they are just a pair of something, and then stop all of this fighting just to put that threw -- >> stephanie: when you say merge are you talking about intercourse, that's -- >> caller: no, i'm talking about two different sexes -- >> stephanie: right the merging of two lives. that can go on between two same-sex people or two opsex people. >> caller: i say call at it parage and get all of these people that say oh we're not like them. and in years to come people will just say do you have a parage or a marriage. >> stephanie: okay. lang you linda. >> or a partridge in a pear tree. >> that makes it different
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